Banner Health career open house on Thursday

Banner Health invites Southern Arizona job seekers to a career open house from 4 to 7 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 14 at Banner–University Medical Center Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., to learn about job openings at Banner Health’s two hospitals and dozens of clinics in Tucson. 

Banner has more than 250 openings in Tucson from entry-level to leadership positions. Job candidates are invited to bring copies of their resumes and should be prepared to meet or interview with recruiters and managers.  For more information and to register for the Career Open House, visit 

It’s not required to apply online for a job opening prior to the event. Candidates unable to attend the open house can still apply for open positions online


OV mayor selected for Executive Committee

Town of Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath was one of three new members selected for the League of Arizona Cities and Towns policy-making Executive Committee. 

“It is truly an honor to be selected to serve with such an exceptional group of leaders from throughout the state of Arizona,” Hiremath said. 

The committee governs the League and is made up of 25 mayors and councilmembers from incorporated cities and towns across the state. Members are elected for two-year, overlapping terms.


Attend Art and Wine Reception at SAAG Gallery

The public is invited to visit the Southern Arizona Arts Guild Gallery this Friday, Sept. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. when three new artists will be featured. There will be complimentary treats donated by Gourmet Girls Bakery Bistro (which specializes in gluten free treats) and Frost - A Gelato Shop. Wine has also been donated by Splendido at Rancho Vistoso.

The featured artists are Susan Allen, who specializes in Gemstone Jewelry, Robin Chlad, who handcrafts Clay Creations and Becky Zimmerman, who uses textiles to make usable art and also develops art using mixed media. She is also a “Cat Artist.”

The SAAG Gallery is in the Casas Adobes Plaza, 7119 N. Oracle Road. The Gallery is open during regular hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information visit 


Loop the Loop activity kicks off El Tour season 

Pima County will partner with Perimeter Bicycling Association of America and the Easterseals Blake Foundation for the second annual “Loop the Loop” celebration this Saturday, Sept. 16. The free activity kicks off the 60-day 2017 El Tour de Tucson season and promotes use of The Loop, the region’s 120-mile shared-use path around Metro Tucson with links to Marana, Oro Valley and South Tucson. 

Loop the Loop will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. along the Rillito, Santa Cruz, Pantano and Cañada del Oro River Parks, and the Julian Wash Greenway. While on The Loop, cyclists and others can meet as many as 30 of the 50 non-profit organizations who will benefit from the 35th El Tour, taking place Saturday, Nov. 18. At 14 stations along The Loop, participants can collect tickets, which enter residents to win prizes drawn at a post-ride party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Reforma (St. Philip’s Plaza, 4340 N. Campbell Ave.), El Tour’s official restaurant. 

Winners will be announced beginning at 11 a.m. and continue every 15 minutes until 1 p.m. The drawing for a $3,000 Felt road bike, provided by Tucson Endurance  Performance Center, will take place at 1 p.m. Riders must be present to win. For more information, please call 745-2033, email or visit


Tucson Buckets ABA team holding tryouts this weekend

The Tucson Buckets will be entering into its third season in the American Basketball Association, and is hosting tryouts to look for new exciting basketball talent. 

The team will play a 21 game season, and all games will take place on the weekends. The Buckets will host six home games at Pima Community College West Campus, and will host the ABA West Coast Finals in Tucson. 

For more details visit and RSVP for tryouts on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 1400 E. Sixth St. There is a $25 tryout fee.


$100,000 grant to provide motorcycle rider training

The Arizona Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Foundation announced the award of a $100,000 grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. 

“AMSAF is excited to continue giving out more scholarships to help educate new and present riders,” said Mick Degn, AMSAF Executive Director. “We want to thank AZGOHS Director Alberto Gutier for his continued support for motorcycle safety in Arizona.” 

A basic rider’s course can cost a motorcyclist in Arizona up to and over $300. The scholarship will enable riders to obtain necessary safety training with a minimal out-of-pocket investment: $100 co-pay. Apply by visiting AMSAF online at: 

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